Archive for December, 2011

Getting off to celebrate

Our corporate holidays will be started from December, 30th. We’ll celebrate New Year Eve (perhaps will see you somewhere in New York streets:), will be happy to)

The live chat will be closed at 1 pm (EST) December, 30th. Please enter it before 11-12am if you need to complete some urgent things.
We’ll be back January, 2nd to assist you with the projects. So you are welcome to our chat, e-mail, phone at the first Monday of 2012!

As the Holiday Season is upon us, we find ourselves reflecting on the past year and on those who have helped to shape our business in a most significant way. We value our relationship with you and look forward to working with you in the year to come. We wish you a very happy Holiday Season and a New Year filled with peace and prosperity.

Happy New year!
Looking forward to see you in January!

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Which CMS to use

Part 1. Joomla!

Customers always ask, “Which CMS is better? What CMS should I use?”. Everybody wants to get maximum functionality and flexibility for editing the site. The truth is that it’s merely possible to choose the best one. Like it’s impossible to choose the best car for your wife or the best dress for the next party.

Every CMS platform allows you to do some things easily, but you might need tech skills (or use an add-on’s) to do other things. Choosing of a platform for your future site depends on your needs. We’ll try to make a short guide about default features of all CMS systems we’re using with our templates (Joomla!, Drupal, WordPress). All CMS templates include online admin page, that allows you to edit content using visual editors.

Let’s start with the Queen of all CMS platforms – Joomla!. Marketing researches say, that Joomla! CMS is the most popular CMS nowadays.
Using this CMS is good for sites with complex page layouts. Module position system allows you to place different add-on’s on different pages. For example, you can add a poll in the left sidebar on one page and add menu at the same place on another page.

Joomla! has default page layouts for single article layout, blog (without comments), category list, category section, archive and wrapper. It’s possible to add additional menus without editing php code. You can use embedded modules for breadcrumbs, banners, feeds, latest news, customer login, ‘most read’, polls, random image, related articles, ‘who is online’. You’ll be able to add standard search field and contact form as well.

Native visual editor has all the necessary features you might need for editing site articles (see below). Joomla! templates allow you to display/hide article author name, publication date, icons for print, ‘save as pdf’ and ‘e-mail to a friend’ for each article. It’s possible to add keywords for search engines (meta keywords).

Using Joomla! CMS templates you can also add different types of users to your site (registered, editors, administrators etc). So it’s not a problem to provide publishing rights to your friends or just site visitors.

The next amazing Joomla! feature is setting the site offline:) Site visitors will see a special Offline Message and a log in form. If you login, you’ll see the site or will be able to edit it as administrator. It’s a very useful feature, as you can turn the site down for visitors while you’re populating Joomla! template with your content.

Joomla! has good customer reviews as well. We have a lot of customers that used Joomla! for their first site. They were really excited to create full sites themselves without any html editing skills.

Great offer – huge savings

Full CMS template customization.
With this offer you are getting a functioning site you will be able to edit via administration panel (Joomla, WordPress or Drupal CMS – according to template type you bought). It’s pretty easy.

With this offer you will get:
• Template installation on your hosting server
• Changing menu names, logo, header images with your own ones
• Changing texts on pages (up to 6 pages)

You can afford it since it’s just $299.
Extremely profitably!

You can pick a template you and order the service with the one you like right now.
All you need is to choose a template, enter the live chat (by clicking Get Customized orange button on template preview page).

Check it now:
Joomla templates | Drupal templates | WordPress themes

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Merry Christmas to everyone!

Templatetuning staff wishes you all the joys of the holiday season!
May joy and happiness snow on you, may the bells jingle for you and may Santa be extra good!
Merry Christmas!

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Christmas Is Coming…

Christmas Is Coming…
You still have a chance to get our best offer for this year – 50% off for all customizations orders in the live chat.

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Make It Winter-like

Feels like winter? Do not think so.
Snow is a must for a winter mood…

Do you remember January 2011 (not a model of the best weather, but we got so much snow to believe it’s really winter)? Now it’s December and no snow, no Christmas spirit at all!

We’ve got a bit of winter colors for you in the new templates.
Really frosty..

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Best Search Engines 2011

December is a time to resume, to analyze everything what happened, what we got, what we faced to.
Search engines became some important, essential part of our job, our whole life.

Ready to introduce you Top 10 of Search Engines:
(year 2011; version; in random order)

Google is the undisputed king of ‘spartan searching’. While it doesn’t offer all the shopping center features of Yahoo!, Google is fast, relevant, and the largest single catalogue of Web pages available today. Make sure you try the Google ‘images’, ‘maps’ and ‘news’ features… they are outstanding services for locating photos, geographic directions, and news headlines.

The Ask/AJ/Ask Jeeves search engine is a longtime name in the World Wide Web. The super-clean interface rivals the other major search engines, and the search options are as good as Google or Bing or DuckDuckGo. The results groupings are what really make stand out. The presentation is arguably cleaner and easier to read than Google or Yahoo! or Bing, and the results groups seem to be more relevant. Decide for yourself if you agree… give a whirl, and compare it to the other search engines you like.

Bing is Microsoft’s attempt at unseating Google. Bing used to be MSN search until it was updated in summer of 2009. Touted as a ‘decision engine’, Bing tries to support your researching by offering suggestions in the leftmost column, while also giving you various search options across the top of the screen. Things like ‘wiki’ suggestions, ‘visual search’, and ‘related searches’ might be very useful to you. Bing is not dethroning Google in the near future, no. But Bing is definitely worth trying.

The Internet Archive
The Internet Archive is a favorite destination for longtime Web lovers. The Archive has been taking snapshots of the entire World Wide Web for years now, allowing you and me to travel back in time to see what a web page looked like in 1999, or what the news was like around Hurricane Katrina in 2005. You won’t visit the Archive daily, like you would Google or Yahoo or Bing, but when you do have need to travel back in time, use this search site.

Yippy is a Deep Web engine that searches other search engines for you. Unlike the regular Web, which is indexed by robot spider programs, Deep Web pages are usually harder to locate by conventional search. That’s where Yippy becomes very useful. If you are searching for obscure hobby interest blogs, obscure government information, tough-to-find obscure news, academic research and otherwise-obscure content, then Yippy is your tool.

Yahoo! is several things: it is a search engine, a news aggregator, a shopping center, an emailbox, a travel directory, a horoscope and games center, and more. This ‘web portal’ breadth of choice makes this a very helpful site for Internet beginners. Searching the Web should also be about discovery and exploration, and Yahoo! delivers that in wholesale quantities.

Mahalo is the one ‘human-powered’ search site in this list, employing a committee of editors to manually sift and vet thousands of pieces of content. This means that you’ll get fewer Mahalo hit results than you will get at Bing or Google. But it also means that most Mahalo results have a higher quality of content and relevance (as best as human editors can judge).
Mahalo also offers regular web searching in addition to asking questions. Depending on which of the two search boxes you use at Mahalo, you will either get direct content topic hits or suggested answers to your question.
Try Mahalo. You might like it enough to even become a editor there.

Years ago, Dogpile was the fast and efficient choice before Google. Things changed, Dogpile faded into obscurity, and Google became king. But today, Dogpile is coming back, with a growing index and a clean and quick presentation that is testimony to its halcyon days. If you want to try a search tool with pleasant presentation and helpful crosslink results, definitely try Dogpile.

Webopedia is one of the most useful websites on the World Wide Web. Webopedia is an encyclopedic resource dedicated to searching techno terminology and computer definitions. Teach yourself what ‘domain name system’ is, or teach yourself what ‘DDRAM’ means on your computer. Webopedia is absolutely a perfect resource for non-technical people to make more sense of the computers around them.

Duck Duck Go
At first, looks like Google. But there are many subtleties that make this spartan search engine different. DuckDuckGo has some slick features, like ‘zero-click’ information (all your answers are found on the first results page). DuckDuckgo offers disambiguation prompts (helps to clarify what question you are really asking). And the ad spam is much less than Google. Give a try… you might really like this clean and simple search engine.

Quote of the day

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Do not forget about
letter to Santa

Have you already sent a letter to Santa?
Not yet, please grab our one as well when go to send yours. Thank you.

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letter to Santa

There’s no time like presents

Don’t miss a chance to save!
50% off for all customization orders from the CHAT

Every sales manager now can say you Ho Ho Ho, since they are all like Santa’s nice helpers:)

You’ll be surprised (in the best and warmest meaning of this word) to see the price you can order a site for.